Monday, March 26, 2012

Obamacare Visits The Nine

So today is the day, the start of several days actually, for the Obamacare Supreme Court Appearance.

All 9 justices, no recusals, will be present for arguments over the next three days. So even though Kagan is firmly in favor of the law (you can't argue she isn't) she hasn't had to recuse herself. That screams conflict of interest, foul play, red flag, penalty box, do not pass go do not collect $200! How can there be no mechanism for forcing a justice to get out of the way when they are so completely biased? Appalling.

I lay the blame for that squarely at the feet of Congress for confirming her in the first place. She has the worst resume of any justice on the court and she still made it there. Politics sucks.

Today, the Court will hear 90 minutes of argument on whether a federal tax law bars any challenge to the mandate requiring all individuals to purchase or obtain health insurance. Tomorrow, the Court will hear two hours of argument on the main event: the constitutionality of the individual insurance mandate that requires all Americans to buy a health insurance policy or be subject to a penalty imposed by the IRS. Then early Wednesday the Court will hear 90 minutes of argument on the issue of severability: can any part of the ObamaCare Act survive if the Court were to strike down the individual insurance mandate or any other part of the law. Finally, Wednesday afternoon the Court will hear a final hour of argument examining the constitutionality of ObamaCare's expansion of the federal Medicaid program

The supporting arguments are going to be one huge pile of crap to wade through. The White House et al have surely prepared the best arguments they can to try and prove the government has the power to do anything it wants, of course in the 'best interests' of the people.

Yeah .. right. Hope the coffee pots are working.

I think prayers are in order. Dear Lord, I pray that the Constitution of the US is upheld, that the Supremes are not swayed by their conscience but follow the letter and ORIGINAL intent of law. And finally that the rule of law is upheld. Amen.

All I have to say is health care isn't a right. Just like food is not a right. You better find a way to provide it for yourself or you won't be around too long. But it is still your OWN responsibility and choice to do so or not. No one else.

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